Motors suitable for all industry applications

Motors have been an essential part of industry as the lifeline of everyday equipment. Depending on the application, there are many different types of motors that can be used. Our engineers have been the industry’s trusted advisors on motors for over 50 years. Our knowledgeable engineers will give you all the tools to choose either driving your motor with variable speed or variable frequency, giving the advantages of each option. This will strategically produce the total system, by choosing the unique motor, size, and output that will meet your application needs.

Industrial Motors:

Can be designed and manufactured to meet a variety of demanding application conditions. Many variations of open drip proof, totally enclosed liquid-cooled and blower-cooled motors are available. Various motor winding protection and insulation classes may also be used in severe conditions. The options are available for all frame sizes up to 500T.

Open Drip Proof (ODP)

  • External air circulated through motor for cooling
  • Must protect from liquid or solid particles (1.97in diameter)
  • Enclosure must protect from contact with internal parts
  • Enclosure can handle some moisture and contamination
  • Suitable for general industry with relatively clean environments

Weather Protected Types I and II (WPI, WPII)

  • Open motor with small amount of additional protect from rain, snow and other airborne particles
  • Screens over openings with max allowance of a ¾” rod
  • Prevent entrance of water and particles up to 15° from vertical
  • WPII requires minimum three 90° direction changes in intake air
  • Lowers intake air speed to 600 fps and allows foreign particles to drop out of air stream

Totally Enclosed fan cooled (TEFC)

  • Enclosed to prevent the free exchange of air between the inside and outside of enclosure
  • Usually a finned frame to optimize cooling effect
  • Exterior surface is cooled by an external fan attached to the motor shaft
  • Motor cooling is dependent on speed
  • Suitable for harsh and corrosive environments such as mines, oil & gas and waste water treatment areas

Inverter Duty Motor:

An inverter-duty motor may need to be an option, if the motors are to be driven by a VFD. If the motor overheats, the motor’s life will be reduced. Therefore, there are minimum speed requirements for all motors. Inverter-duty motors are designed to not overheat and are capable of withstanding higher voltage spikes without their insulation failing. An inverter duty motor has increased insulation, ventilation fans and more winding cross-sections to deal with heat, the motor can operate at load with speeds below synchronism, within the name plates rating. Our technical support can determine if an inverter-duty motor is required for your application.

Specialty High Speed Motor:

Many of today’s high-performance test stand or dynamometer applications require speeds exceeding 20,000 RPM. Dynamatic® designs accommodate pressurized lubrication systems, special bearings and precision balancing which provide continuous operation at these high speeds. A trunnion mounted motor (with a load cell) or foot mounted motor (with an in-line-shaft torque transducer) may be used to indicate the developed torque.

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